'Conchae bullosis': a rare case with bilateral triple turbinate pneumatisations


Ozturan O. , YENIGUN A. , DEGIRMENCI N. , YILMAZ F.

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, vol.127, no.1, pp.73-75, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 127 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0022215112002514
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-75

Abstract

Background: Concha bullosa is the pneumatisation of intranasal conchae (usually the middle turbinate, and rarely the inferior or superior turbinate); however, the term is generally used to describe aeration of the middle concha. Superior concha bullosa is a rare finding, and only a few cases of inferior concha bullosa have been reported in the medical literature. When symptomatic, concha bullosa may cause various problems including nasal congestion, headache, postnasal drip, anosmia and, sometimes, epiphora.